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Galerie Furstenberg v. Coffaro

Galerie Furstenberg v. Coffaro, 697 F. Supp. 1282 (S.D.N.Y. 1988).

Plaintiff Galerie Furstenberg, a French corporation, claimed that seven art merchants and retailers were involved in creating and disseminating counterfeit versions of Salvador Dalí’s artwork, to which it claimed to have exclusive rights. Significantly, the plaintiff sued the defendants under RICO (the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961-68), alleging predicate mail and wire fraud and also violation of federal trademark laws. . . .

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